Fr. John W. Rudy

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s in Winsted, CT 1993-1998. Removed from ministry by his order in 1998. Arrested in 7/1998, accused of improperly touching an 18-year-old male. Arrested again in 9/1998, accused of improperly touching a 9-year-old boy two years before, when the boy was age 7. Pleaded no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in 11/1999; the plea kept him out of jail and off sex offender registry. Sentenced to one year suspended prison term, two years probation. Sent to treatment. Included on the Hartford archdiocese’s list 1/22/2019. Included in 10/2021 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

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